Considering a Self Managed Super Fund?

Long Term Financial Goals? Considering a Self Managed Super Fund?

Time to speak to an Accountant!

Hey guys, Nathan here. A lot of clients have been considering their long-term financial goals, and one solution may be Self Managed Superannuation Funds.

Planning for your retirement is a critical aspect of financial management, and many Australians opt for self-managed super funds (SMSFs) to have more control over their retirement savings. However, before embarking on the journey of setting up an SMSF, I recommend that you should consult your accountant.

In this blog, I will explore 5 key reasons why seeking professional advice from an accountant is crucial before considering an SMSF. I will discuss taxation advice, compliance advice, accounting services, investment advice, and the importance of ongoing support to ensure a successful SMSF journey.

Taxation Advice:

Managing the tax implications of an SMSF is complex, and seeking taxation advice from NGR Accounting is crucial. We will be able to help you understand the tax obligations associated with SMSFs, including:

  • contributions,
  • investment income, and
  • pension payments.

The team at NGR Accounting will guide you on tax planning strategies to maximise your SMSF’s tax efficiency, ensuring compliance with Australian Taxation Office (ATO) regulations. By leveraging their expertise, you can minimise tax liabilities and optimise your retirement savings.


Compliance Advice:

Operating an SMSF involves strict compliance with legislation and ATO regulations. Engaging with an accountant who specializes in SMSFs can provide you with valuable compliance advice.

We will ensure that your fund meets all regulatory requirements, such as:

  • preparing financial statements,
  • conducting annual audits,
  • lodging tax returns, and
  • complying with superannuation rules.

By adhering to compliance obligations, you can avoid penalties and maintain the integrity of your SMSF.


Accounting Services:

Managing the accounting aspects of an SMSF requires accuracy and attention to detail. We can offer comprehensive accounting services tailored to your SMSF’s specific needs. We will take care of bookkeeping, financial reporting, and preparation of financial statements. Additionally, we will assist with maintaining accurate and up-to-date records, facilitating the smooth operation of your SMSF. By entrusting your accounting tasks to a qualified professional, you can focus on achieving your retirement goals.


Investment Advice:

Making informed investment decisions is vital for the success of your SMSF. Consulting NGR Accounting will provide you with valuable investment advice tailored to your financial objectives and risk tolerance. We will analyse various investment options, such as shares, property, and cash, considering both short-term gains and long-term growth. We can also guide you on diversification strategies and asset allocation, helping you build a well-rounded investment portfolio within the confines of the SMSF investment rules.


Ongoing Support:

Establishing and managing an SMSF is a long-term commitment, and having ongoing support from your accountant is invaluable.

We will keep you updated on legislative changes, ATO rulings, and compliance requirements relevant to your SMSF. Regular reviews and discussions with us will help you stay on track with your retirement goals and adapt your strategies as needed. Additionally, we can provide guidance during major life events, such as transitioning to retirement or transferring wealth to beneficiaries. The ongoing support from your accountant ensures that your SMSF remains robust and aligned with your evolving needs.


Considering a self-managed super fund (SMSF) is an important decision that requires careful planning and expert advice.

By consulting with us before embarking on an SMSF journey, you can benefit from our expertise in taxation, compliance, accounting, investment, and ongoing support. We will guide you through the complexities of SMSF management, ensuring compliance with ATO regulations and optimising your retirement savings.

Remember, engaging an accountant who specializes in SMSFs will provide you with the tailored advice and services necessary to make informed decisions and achieve financial security in your retirement years.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact NGR Accounting at 02 9011 6669 or via email at


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Updated 30th June 2023




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